Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Top Ten Things I Wish I Could Say (while still being truthful)

In no particular order...........

1. Oh your kid is having a meltdown, what's that like, I'm not familiar with this experience.

2. I tend to wash , fold and put away our clothes three times a day, in fact we don't even own a dirty clothes hamper cause we really have no use for it.

3. My son has never missed the bus, we are always up before the alarm goes off, we usually have plenty of time to get ready for our day, and then have a nice leisurely home cooked breakfast before the bus driver pulls up.

4. My husband and I spent some very nice quality time with each other last night after the kids went to bed. We  were not up all night scrubbing throw-up out of our toddlers carpet, blanket, toys, or hair.

5.  My Java Monster is not only cheap but completely fat free, it's actually better for me than drinking water.

6.  Really.... huh, they charge fines at the library for not bringing stuff back on time......I was not aware.

7.  Hi it's nice to meet you, my name is Judy...Judy Blume

8. No I don't have a system, organization and time management just seem to come very naturally for me.

9. I read a very interesting article about people living below the poverty line, man I don't know how they ever survive.

10. Denial is a total waste of time, that is why I stay totally grounded in reality at all times.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Easter Centerpieces

I've seen different Easter centerpieces using eggs or peeps inside the vases all over Pinterest, I tried to put my eggs inside the vases but it just didn't turn out like I planed. These are bright and springlike which makes me very happy, I love color, the more the better. It may be a bit much but for color lovers like me it may be just right ! I do think using a little larger vase might look a little better . All the materials are once again from the Dollar Tree, I really do love that place, if you haven't guessed that yet. So there you have it my Monday Pinterest inspired project, tell me what you think.

I am linking up with...........


Sunday, March 11, 2012

Ain't Nobody Happy

I have officially managed to take the old saying "If Mama ain't happy ain't nobody happy" and turn in to a working theory. You see, I tend to get a little well ....... I guess we will call it frustrated, when I can't get things right. This morning everything was moving along just fine, there was even laughing and teasing, and the usual Sunday relaxation . I got on to the computer and started trying to tweak a few things for this here little blog , couldn't really get it to do what I wanted it to do, and started getting a little frustrated, but was still ok. I was taking a break from the whole tweaking of the blog thing , trying to ward off said frustration, so I decided to check my e-mail and what did I find, a review of my blog, now don't get me wrong there was good things, but of course, that is not what this post is about or what I in my already defeated frustrated state of mind focused on. So what is any reasonable woman who can't seem to get something on the computer right to do, oh yeah that's right, spread the grumpiness around a bit. Me being a reasonable woman, this is exactly what I did, I got snotty with the hubby and became less happy go lucky Sunday Mom with the kids. Needless to say it did not help me come up with a solution to my blog tweaking issues . So now I am still frustrated with this computer, and instead of walking away from it and joing in on my family laughter and teasing, I have managed to completely squash out the good moods, that is about the only successful thing I've managed all day . I now need to change my attitude because, I would like to have a happy day and according to the saying, the happiness around here is riding on me (I feel no pressure really none at all). Off to my trend setting wish me luck !

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Little things that make me happy (My Tuesday top ten)

I Love Womans World ! Even though it's only like 2 bucks it's always exciting when my Hubby brings me one home from the grocery store. It shows he's thinking of me , and I get good articles, plus a crossword, oh yea !
Best show ever, I'm pretty sure I've seen every episode like 50 times !
If you like trivia , you gotta check this out !
 * side-note: While googling an image for this I found out that it is also a magazine, can't wait to see what that's all about.
Notebooks yes, your not seeing wrong, I love them, there is just so many possibilities for a fresh new blank notebook. I could spend countless hours in the office supply section of the store, notebooks, folders,post-its   oh my (my secret is officially out I'm a huge dork).
Madea........ Hallelujaher !
There is nothing better than coming home and putting on slippers : )
I have wasted many perfectly good hours playing Mall World (and plan on wasting many more).
Big ones, little ones, one's that make me smarter, one's that are just a good story, old ones, new ones, Books,Books,Books !
Make up, I don't wear it often , but when I do it makes me feel pretty. (and when I have make up on it usually means I'm going somewhere,yea I love getting out sometimes).
This Jason Mraz song, makes me wanna dance no matter what kinda mood I'm in.

So there ya have it folks my Tuesday top ten, it was lots of fun, think I'll do it again next week. If you wanna link up your own top ten head over to .....

Monday, March 5, 2012

My Challenge to You

I want to play, but I don't always know how, let me tag along, so that I can learn or enjoy in my own way

I know when you act strange and uncomfortable around me, even if I can't express that

I am a kid, just like you

I want to have a friend, and will probably be the best friend you've ever had (if you give me a chance)

My little brother drives me crazy

I love to build tents out of sheets and catch lighting bugs

If you gave me a chance your friends would to

I love pizza

I try to get my Mom and Dad to let me stay up later, watch t.v. on a school night, or eat junk before dinner

I don't like being treated like a baby even if you think I act like one

Do you talk to your kids about special needs kids ? Do you know that if your kids are around children with special needs they will not be afraid of the unknown ? They are watching you, do you treat special needs kids differently, do you talk to them like babies, do you correct them when they do wrong like you do other kids that are around, do you talk to the child directly or talk to there parents like they are not in the room. Do you know that 1 in 150 kids have autism ? Did you know that these kids are going to be adults in the adult world with your adult children ? Did you know that these adults may not have parents capable of taking care of them in there old age ? Have you realized that your children are one day going to be adults in a huge population of other adults with autism and eventually will be the adults shaping this world for these adults who no longer have parents to take care of them. Will your adult children, go back to institutionalizing  people they don't understand, or will your adult child be the one paving a new path, conforming this world to fit what is happening in this world, instead of not realizing that these adults can be contributing members of society, if society would be raised with more awareness and less fear.
 I am going to challenge you to stop and really think about how you teach your children to treat other children who may be seem different or hard to understand, how you teach your children not only in words but in example. Do I think that you would ever teach your children to be intentionally mean or hurtful ,no absolutely not. Do I think that by example allot of parents unintentionally teach there children to tip toe around and not stare, instead if walking firmly beside and asking questions about what they don't understand . Yes I do. I really believe that people don't want to be mean to people who are "different" but I don't think people always are taught the correct way to be kind. Do unto others applies to all others, my son, your neighbor, the boy in your Sunday school class, and the man at the grocery store . Please rethink.

I am linking up with.......


Baking Sheet Magnet Boards

I have been seeing these baking sheets used as magnet boards, in various forms all over Pinterest. They are so simple and what kid doesn't like magnets. I chose to make color ones because that is what Tink is working on right now (so far everything is yellow according to him). I applied the little banner with velcro so I can change it to other colors and shapes easily. I think I'm going to make a "What doesn't belong" and "Pattern Making" for Bubba. I got the baking sheet at Dollar Tree and had the rest of the stuff at home. I forgot to buy magnets , so I just cut up an old one we had on the fridge and hot glued it to the items that didn't already have magnets. These are great cause you can do them sitting on the couch, in the car, or hang them on the wall. I am working on a big Pinterest inspired project that will be sharing with you on my Monday Pinterest inspired project March 19th post, I can't wait !!!!

Friday, March 2, 2012

An Insiders view

My brain is a very cluttered place to be (no I'm not bragging about how smart I am), it is a constant clutter, swirlie mix up of things I want to do, and things I need to do, and trying to find ways to merge the two. So here is a condensed down blogger friendly view of what is going through my head all the time..........

  • Oh I need to get some table time work ready for Bubba, oh yea and some picture schedules, and call his   insurance people and ask about that one thing, oh and I really need to do some research on how to dispute his current I.E.P. .
  • I want to play with all that new crafty stuff I got for me and Isaiah to play with last night
  • I want to write on my blog, read other peoples blogs, and maybe stop by Pinterest and find a whole bunch of other things I want to do
  • Ugghhh go in there and wash those dishes
  • Spend some time with my husband (time that we actually talk and hang out, not the usual, he is studying and watching T.V. and I am doing something on the computer or for one of the boys
  • Wait I just remembered I wanted to call my Mom and tell her about that cute thing Isaiah did earlier, and about how good Joey did at school today.
  • I really want to call Melissa (my BFF) and make a date
  • Wait I have to feed those boys again (3 times a day really boys, now your just being spoiled) 
  • Bubba needs a shower, Isaiah needs a bath and his fingernails cut
  • I told Joey I would help him clean his room, I should rearrange his furniture while I'm in there
  • Man I've had to pee for an hour, speaking of pee, I should be encouraging Isaiah to sit on his potty more
  • I should work on some of my blogging stuff while they nap, or get some housework done while they are napping or hang out with my Hubby without them for a while 
  • Is the electric bill due today ? I will look it up....oh there is a new article from the Autism Society , and 500 links to other things I wanted to read about, I should check my FB while I'm on here
Does your brain look anything like this ? If it does you either have some serious ADD issues or you are a Mom, who also happens to be a wife, who also happens to have friends, and were not hatched from an egg so (if you are as fortunate as I am, and I hope you are) you have a Mom , Dad, Siblings and lots of other family you care about and are in your everyday thoughts. How do you balance this all out ? How do you keep your brain from exploding (in which case you would have to think about how you would clean up the brain mess from your walls and floor)? I need to figure this out, which is overwhelming a bit cause that will add to the swirl in my cranium at least till I perfect the art of growing 6 more brains 20 more hands, and 15 more hours in my day........Oh wait I need to put a load of laundry in, before Joey gets off the bus.............

PS. I'm very sorry if you were mislead into thinking this post would end with some awesome idea on how to achieve balance in your life. I wanted it to I really did, but yea I got nothin, I'll throw it in the swirl and let you know if anything comes up.

When my Blog Grows Up

 When my blog "grows up" I want it to be a place women go when they need the comfort or humor , you can only get from another woman, Mom, wife.
  I just started reading blogs about a year and a half ago, and by total accident, I just googled homemade presents and found about a million different blogs, that I could not stop reading. The one that really sticks out in my head though is called I'm a lazy Mom and it was not a crafty tip like site, I just sort of stumbled upon it. During that time in my life, things were very out of sorts, I was still going through allot of  postpartum depression from having my Tink, and just in general not feeling like myself, or a good Mom. I didn't have allot of women in my life at the time who could really sympathize with this situation, and was feeling very lonely.
  With the risk of sounding corny or stalkerish , Lazy Mom whom I had never meant or even had a conversation with helped me feel less lonely, and helped me to get my confidence as a Mom back. The stories on her blogs were just very real, and hilarious. I had been looking at all these blogs with these seemingly supermom, super organized, and crafty women and was feeling even less inadequate than I was already feeling, so when I came across Lazy Mom who actually admitted to having laundry that piles up and a life that is not strait out of Better Homes and Gardens it was a definite blessing disguised as a blog. I have since found other like minded Mamma's but Lazy Mom will always be the comfort food of my blogging world.
 I hope when my blog "grows up" that it will be a place a Mom can go to take a deep breath, and go away feeling like a more confident Mom , who want's to enjoy her kids more, and worry about her mounting laundry less. When women read my Blog, I want them to feel like they just sat down at my kitchen table, right in the middle of  all of my chaos, and had that cup of coffee with a friend that they have been needing.

PS. Lazy Mom is not really lazy to find out more check her out at http://www.imalazymom.com/

the space betweenHave you thought about what goals you have for your blog ?